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Historic cemetery grant process for 2013 begins

July 23, 2013

Historic cemetery advocates may now apply for 2013 state grants to help preserve cemeteries throughout Oregon.
Application information is available through the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Heritage Programs website, www.oregonheritage.org. The application deadline is Sept. 18.
Funded by state lottery dollars, the grants provide financial support in these categories: 

  • Protection and Security;
  • Restoration and Preservation;
  • Education and Training;
  • Research and Interpretation, and
  • Projects supporting the commemoration of Oregon’s sesquicentennial. 

Examples of projects eligible for funding include security fencing or lighting; skilled monument repair or training; conservation of historic elements such as fencing, curbs, markers, etc.; documentation and mapping; signage; landscape restoration; planning, and interpretation.
A free Grant Success! workshop will be offered July 29, 1 p.m. at 725 Summer St NE, room 124A in Salem. The workshop will cover project planning, grant selection and writing. Instructions for using the online grant program will be presented in a webinar offered on July 29, 3 p.m. and Aug 22, 1 p.m.
Potential applicants may contact Historic Cemeteries Program Coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or Kuri.Gill@state.or.us for more information on the grant program and to discuss projects.